A new Rasmussen Reports survey of 1,000 likely US voters shows that voters are overwhelmingly more concerned about preventing vote fraud than making voting easier and that they don’t believe voter photo IDs discriminate against some voters. The margins in both cases are very large. By a 64% to 33% margin, likely voters are more concerned about preventing cheating than making voting easier. By an even larger 66% to 26% margin, they believe that voter photo IDs don’t discriminate against some voters.
Most interestingly, those views hold across sex, age, and racial groups. For example, by a 60% to 38% margin blacks think that preventing cheating is more important than making voting easier. Blacks also believe by a 57% to 37% margin that voter photo IDs don’t discriminate against some voters. On preferring preventing cheating versus making voting easier, the only exceptions are Democrats (59% more concerned about making voting easier, 37% preventing cheating) and liberals (69% more concerned about making voting easier, 27% preventing cheating), though high income and those who went to graduate school are evenly divided.
On whether voter photo IDs discriminate against some voters, the only group to have a different view are liberals (27% say they don’t discriminate, 69% say that it does).